One New Change // London // UK // Jean Nouvel

In 2003, Land Securities launched a competition to find a world class architect. For one of London’s most prestigious developments. Someone with the extraordinary brilliance, shining talent and rare vision, to design a landmark that would respect its unique historical setting. To create a building of artistic integrity.

They found him in the internationally acclaimed French architect Jean Nouvel.

‘The design of One New Change is about enriching the City with a new sort of modernity, one that reaches beyond itself to speak, to contemplate and to reveal the diverse character of its surroundings. It is a contemporary building which will set up a dialogue with St Paul’s and the neighboring buildings. The proposed design is calm and deferential to St Paul’s Cathedral and provides a unique opportunity to bring the public into the site. – JEAN NOUVEL

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‘The Cloud’ By Foster + Partners/ Jean Nouvel To Be Abandoned

Spanish property company Metrovacesa leaves this major project by two of the world’s most celebrated architects. The development was much delayed following legal battles between developer and site owner.

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Calgary’s National Music Center Competition Unveils Five Designs

King Eddy National Music Center // Calgary // Canada

After an extensive worldwide search, Cantos Music Foundation has narrowed the field to five five of the world’s leading architects to compete for the opportunity to design a new national music center featuring world-renowned music collections and public programs at the site of the King Edward Hotel (King Eddy) in the East Village, Calgary.

As a crucial and exciting step in Cantos Music Foundation’s bold vision to develop Canada’s only national music center, architects were tasked with developing and publicly presenting their concepts that honor the iconic King Eddy Hotel while creating over 80,000 square-feet of spectacular space that will house an education research center, museum, world-renowned collection of instruments and memorabilia, recording studios, a radio station, a seven-days-a-week live music venue and a suite of innovative and creative programs for people of all ages.

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Office Building // Doha // Qatar // Jean Nouvel

These are some renderings of Jean Nouvel’s High Rise Office Building proposal for Doha in Qatar.

The glass-clad building is wrapped in a metal brise-soleil based on a traditional Islamic pattern.

Work has already started on the 45-storey tower, which is due for completion in 2009.

Abu Dhabi Celebrates The Beginning Of Construction For The Louvre

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On Tuesday 7 March 2007, the Louvre in Paris announced that a new Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi. This is part of a thirty year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island complex, and will be approximately 24,000 square meters (260,000 sq ft) in size. The final cost of the construction is expected to be between €83 million and €108 million.

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Tour Signal // Paris // France // Jean Nouvel

These are images from architects Ateliers Jean Nouvel of their competition-winning design for Tour Signal at La Défense, Paris.

Nouvel beat four other shortlisted architects, including Foster + Partners and Daniel Libeskind, to win the competition.

The 71-storey tower will have four sections, each with a large atrium creating balconies on the exposed floors and will include office, hotel, residential and retail spaces.

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The Landmark // Beirut // Lebanon // Jean Nouvel

Architect Jean Nouvel has restarted work on The Landmark, a large mixed-use development in central Beirut, Lebanon.

The Landmark in downtown Beirut is a USD149 million project designed by Jean Nouvel.

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‘Slussen’: Urban Redesign Competition For The City Of Stockholm

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